CIMMYT promoted ways to lessen climate shocks, especially for smallholder farmers who inordinately suffer the effects of climate change, including rising temperatures and extended droughts.
Soybean production in sub-Saharan Africa is expected to grow by over 2% per annum to meet the increasing demand. However, as production increases, significant challenges caused by diseases, pests, declining soil fertility, and other abiotic factors remain.
CIMMYT and JIRCAS research aims to identify the mechanisms plants use to mitigate nitrogen losses.
Scientists research whether nitrogen use efficiency (NUE) and tomato production in Nepal can be improved with better utilization of nitrogen fertilizer.
Scientists determine nitrogen use could be reduced without impacting rice yields for sustainability of rice production in Northwestern Indo-Gangetic Plains.
Scientists recommend alternative methods for preventing soil degradation that can contribute towards attaining food security.
Study explores how to reduce GHG emissions while supporting food security through nitrogen managementClimate adaptation and mitigation
Responses of yields and N₂O emissions to N inputs could be used to design appropriate N management strategies for addressing the dual challenge of food insecurity and climate crisis.
Biological nitrogen fixation and prospects for ecological intensification in cereal-based cropping systemsClimate adaptation and mitigation
CIMMYT scientists seek alternatives to synthetic nitrogen using biological nitrogen fixation (BNF) in order to reduce a significant driver of climate change.
Galvanized leaf storage proteins serve as a nutrient lifeline for maize under drought, recent study saysClimate adaptation and mitigation
A team of researchers activates vegetative storage proteins in maize leaves, to stockpile nitrogen reserves for release when plants are hit by drought.
Study describing development of wheat with biological nitrogen inhibition ability from wild relative receives award for outstanding papers published in PNAS.
Nitrogen-efficient wheats can provide more food with fewer greenhouse gas emissions, new study showsClimate adaptation and mitigation
Scientists used a wild grass trait that inhibits soil microbes from producing environmentally-harmful nitrogen compounds. Widespread use of the new technology could lower global use of fertilizers for wheat crops.
A new study identifies global emissions and mitigation hotspots ripe for more efficient nitrogen use in maize and wheat production.
A new meta-study confirms that nitrous oxide emissions can be reduced by boosting nitrogen productivity, crop yield and use of “4Rs.”
Digital nutrient management tool reduces emissions, improves crop yields and boosts farmers’ profitsClimate adaptation and mitigation
New research shows that the Nutrient Expert decision tool is better for farmers’ fields, extension services and the environment.
Don’t underestimate the crucial role nitrogen plays in cereal-based agroecosystems and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.